Last time out, we tackled the voluminous number of write-ins for the Top Cards on Twitter project. Now we can get into the folks that were listed on the form and, as such, got a little more support. This seems to be as good of a place as any to detail my tiebreaking method.
Given the number of folks that voted, ties were a little less common this year. However, there are still a few of them and instead of listing them tied (like we did with the write-ins, because there just wasn’t enough to differentiate them), there’s a tiebreaking system. First, if the total points are the same, we go to the average. If the average is the same, the account with the highest percentage of perfect scores gets the higher slot. If THAT is still tied–and yes, at least at one point one of the ties did go to this–the person with the lowest percentage of 1 scores gets the nod.
Hopefully that’s pretty clear. I’ll list out all the various variables in the upcoming tables. You don’t care about all this, though. You want the rankings and I am here to oblige. The key for the below is….well, the first part is pretty obvious. %10 is the percentage of ballots that gave them a perfect score, ballots is how many they were named on–we did that for the write-ins as well–and 2017 is where they ranked on last year’s survey, assuming they were on it. (NR stands for not ranked in the prior year.)
Now, as much as I tried to let people know that they didn’t have to vote for everyone (and, in all honesty, I think many did heed that advice), I can’t be certain some didn’t mark people they weren’t overly familiar with as a one. That might explain some of the higher percentages in that column here. A number of these are on there because I enjoy talking with them. Plus there is LambertSimnell99, the champion of our first #cardsix campaign. Gotta give him props for that!
It’s hard to believe it’s been over five years since Dan Moore left VEB and started up Mad Em-Dashes. So many folks didn’t get the pleasure of reading him on a regular basis. (Five years is like 30 in Internet time.) We’ve also got a UCB member in Diane1611 here as well, so the blogging community is well represented. I also made sure to put McGeeTriples on the form after he poked fun at the project last year!
It was a pleasure to get to meet Erik Neff at the blogger weekend this year as part of the STL Hat Trick crew. It’s also a bit of a surprise to see some folks that fell down this far. I know there were more names and more voters, but I wouldn’t have expected cardsfan4 to fall 45 spots. Lots of interesting folks here that probably got caught somewhat by the increase in activity.
We’ve covered 70 (what a number) folks so far and there are still 100 to go! Check back later for the next 25!